Double-barreled action as two tales intertwine! In one, Conan leads a daring raid in the high mountain ranges of the East for the prize of a new-minted crown. Is this the beginning of Conan's kingdom, or will treachery and guile bring him down? In the other storyline, the Prince and his Wazir face turmoil on the empire's border, and must punish a daring rebel-but is it justice? How the two tales, set centuries apart, affect one another make for surprise twists and a unique showdown that sets the stage for serious trouble to come.